[New-bugs-announce] [issue33368] Inaccuracy in https://docs.python.org/3/library/re.html#re.match.end

C. Y. Hollander report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 26 15:08:57 EDT 2018

New submission from C. Y. Hollander <judah0 at gmail.com>:

The documentation states that match.end([group]) returns "the ind[ex] of the... end of the substring matched by group". In fact, it returns [said index] + 1, as demonstrated by the example below:

s = 'example'
sre = re.search('le', s)

Incidentally, I don't see the logic of this behaviour, but in any case it should be correctly documented.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 315813
nosy: C. Y. Hollander, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Inaccuracy in https://docs.python.org/3/library/re.html#re.match.end
type: enhancement

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